State and Local Governments

A Q&A with True Access Capital’s Vandell Hampton

November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on A Q&A with True Access Capital’s Vandell Hampton

ESI’s Lee Huang hosts a Q&A discussion with Vandell Hampton, President and CEO of True Access Capital, discussing True Access Capital’s mission and their work around Philadelphia. LH: You recently took your organization through a renaming and rebranding.  What does True Access Capital mean, and why was it important to make these changes? VH: We […]

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Government Policy: China vs. The United States Part 2

November 8, 2019 / Comments Off on Government Policy: China vs. The United States Part 2

Last week in Present Value, our partners at ANBOUND gave us Part 1 of our blog series on state and local government policy in China. For Part 2, Senior Researcher He Jun gives us his thoughts on the distribution of power between federal, state, and city governments, and economic competitiveness. To read Part 1 of […]

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Government Policy: China vs. The United States

November 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Government Policy: China vs. The United States

This week and next, Present Value offers insights from our Beijing-based think tank partners ANBOUND. Researcher Wei Hongxu and Senior Researcher He Jun give us their thoughts on state and local government policy in China, comparing it to government policy in the U.S. Stay tuned for part two to be released next week! In America, […]

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How City Government can be More Like Investment Banking

August 16, 2019 / Comments Off on How City Government can be More Like Investment Banking

To Be or Not To Be: An Investment Banker There is a reason investment bankers have private jets and drive Range Rovers–they make good investments, and make a lot of money off those great investments. Investment bankers, whether they are investing in companies or real estate, conduct meticulous due diligence and financial analysis before investing […]

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Making Shared Services Happen

June 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Making Shared Services Happen

Despite a national robust economy, many local governments are coping with budget operating pressures and persistent funding shortfalls. This is especially true for many distressed communities that have not shared in the economic expansion. These municipalities have faced stagnant revenues for years and have struggled to reverse tax base contraction, even in the strong economy. […]

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Early Intervention Program: Borough of Pottstown

May 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Early Intervention Program: Borough of Pottstown

ESI, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC , and SRW Strategies were engaged by the Borough of Pottstown to assist in developing a five-year financial plan as part of the Commonwealth’s Early Intervention Program. The plan included a Financial Conditions and Trends Analysis, Management Audit of all Borough departments, recommendations to improve the Borough’s fiscal position, […]

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